Spell Checking Email Messages Before Sending in Google Mail

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

This KB Article References: Google Mail
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Students
Last Updated: March 22, 2017

Though Google does have a "Check Spelling" feature, we recommend the built-in spell check in the Chrome and Firefox browsers. Spell check is enabled by default in these browsers, and misspelled words are automatically underlined in red. The advantage of this built-in spell check is that you can add words to the dictionary, and it is checked automatically as you are typing.

To use the Google Mail spell checker, 

  1. from a new message or a reply, click the in the down-pointing arrow bottom right corner of the message
  2. select Check Spelling
  3. misspelled words will be yellow highlighted. Left click on the yellow-highlights words for suggestions
  4. when finished, click the X that appeared just above down-pointing arrow in the bottom right corner

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